FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 6, 2012
Kelly Crouch, Human Rights & Human Services Department, email@example.com (253) 591-5165
Karrie Spitzer, Community Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, (253) 591-5790
The City of Tacoma’s Human Services Commission currently has four openings. The City is seeking individuals who live and/or work in Tacoma and can provide expertise and professional experience in: system development, tailoring services, delivering services or other applicable capacity in one of the following areas:
• Children, Youth & Family Services
• Employment & Self-Sufficiency Services
• Basic Needs (i.e. Emergency Services, Homeless Services, Supportive Housing, and Domestic Violence Services)
• Mental Health & Chemical Dependency Services
The 15-member Human Services Commission advises the City Council on issues related to the City’s Human Services Strategic Plan by reviewing funding applications and recommending to Council the funding of human services programs using federal and city money. The commission also investigates and reports to Council on human services issues facing the City.
The terms for these positions begin immediately, with three positions completing existing terms and expiring April 30, 2013, and one term expiring April 30, 2015. All persons within Tacoma are encouraged to apply; there may be preference provided to those citizens in Council Districts three and five to increase their representation on the commission.
The Human Services Commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every other month in room 1444 of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St. During even numbered years (e.g. 2012, 2014), members recommend funding allocations for human services programs.
To apply, contact Cindy DeGrosse, administrative assistant to the Mayor and City Council, Mayor’s Office, 747 Market St., Room 1200, Tacoma, WA 98402, (253) 594-7848, or visit www.cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication by Aug. 17, 2012. Citizens may obtain a map of Council Districts from the City Clerk’s Office or view it at http://www.cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?nid=56.